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Sausage Stuffed Zucchini

Make this delicious Sausage Stuffed Zucchini recipe with fresh garden zucchini! PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! With so much zucchini coming out of our backyard garden this summer, we’ve been making (and enjoying) this delicious Sausage Stuffed Zucchini almost every week!  I can’t complain – this simple meal is outrageously good – and I’ll gladly eat […]

Salmon with Zucchini and Spaghetti

PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! In many ways, this Salmon with Zucchini and Thin Spaghetti is more about cooking technique, than it is about the specific ingredients we used to make this quick and easy dinner. Of course – the flavors we put together in this dish are fantastic. But as long as you follow a […]

Ratatouille Bruschetta

French and Italian cuisine have come together today in one delicious dish! You must try this Ratatouille Bruschetta recipe! PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! Do you remember the children’s movie called Ratatouille? In that movie, the snobby restaurant critic named Anton Ego is served a ratatouille so delicious that he is reduced to tears. That simple, […]

Summer Vegetable Torte

This gorgeous Summer Vegetable Torte is a real show stopper! Better yet – it’s as delicious to eat as it is pretty to look at! This Summer Vegetable Torte also happens to be a great way to cook with all of those ripe, luscious summer vegetables and those savory herbs that are growing like gangbusters […]

Zucchini Lasagna

Our Zucchini Lasagna is cheesy and meaty…and a delicious way to use up those large zucchini growing in your garden. I warned you a few weeks ago – here come the zucchini recipes! 😊 This Zucchini Lasagna is actually one of my all-time favorite ways to eat zucchini. Years ago, I used to live near […]

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

These moist and chocolatey Chocolate Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins are a delicious way to bake with fresh garden zucchini! Our garden zucchini is coming fast and furious these days – so let the zucchini recipes begin! OK…who am I kidding…today’s recipe is really all about the CHOCOLATE in these delicious bakery-style muffins! Sweet, soft, rich […]

Lentils with Brown Rice and Feta

Lentils with Brown Rice and Feta is a delicious and healthy idea for a Meatless Monday meal. We originally posted this Lentils with Brown Rice and Feta recipe back in February 2013.  After making this delicious dish again this past week, I thought we were long overdue to update the photos in this post! This […]

Zucchini Tomato Skewers with Fresh Herb Dressing

Add these easy and delicious Zucchini Tomato Skewers with Fresh Herb Dressing to any summertime grilling menu! It has begun! After a week of hazy and hot weather – our backyard garden is starting to yield zucchini and the very first of our sweet cherry tomatoes! It’s just a matter of time before we have […]

Grilled Beef Patties with Mediterranean Salsa (Whole30)

Even if you aren’t following the Whole30 or other low-carb eating program, you’ll love this Grilled Beef Patties with Mediterranean Salsa! Watch our video and see how easy it is to make:   In fact, this Mediterranean Salsa is a delicious, easy side dish to have on hand in your refrigerator.  Then spoon it on […]

Lidia’s Rice and Zucchini Crostata

A few weekends ago, I was folding laundry and decided to turn on the television to keep myself entertained. I started watching Lidia’s Italy – the show hosted by chef Lidia Bastianich – who happened to be making a delicious-looking Rice and Zucchini Crostata. Talk about perfect timing – my husband Jack and I had […]

Zucchini Frittata with Tuscan Kale

This delicious Zucchini Frittata with Tuscan Kale has been making a regular appearance at our family’s table all summer long. We’ve been growing both zucchini and Tuscan kale in our backyard garden this summer – and this is one of the many delicious recipes we’ve made using that garden harvest! What I especially love about […]

Mock Apple Crumb Pie (Made with Zucchini)

You’d never guess that this delicious Mock Apple Crumb Pie is really made with zucchini slices! We’ve been growing a variety of summer squash in our back yard garden this summer – zucchini, yellow summer squash, and the striped, Italian cocozelle – and we’ve been picking it (and eating it) as fast as it is […]

Creamy Summer Squash Casserole

We first made this fantastic Creamy Summer Squash Casserole last summer when our garden was exploding with zucchini and summer squash – and we’ve been waiting all year long to make it again so we could share it here on A Family Feast! This Creamy Summer Squash Casserole is a great way to get your […]

Zucchini Risotto with Goat Cheese and Prosciutto

At our house, we recently joined the ranks of people who have turned off their cable TV service.  When we thought about it – most of the time we were watching our local television channels for news, the Food Network or Cooking Channel, sometimes HGTV, and one of the Disney channels (for our 9-year-old) plus […]

Scarpaccia {Zucchini Tart}

Every Italian family (and every non-Italian family for that matter!) needs a good Scarpaccia in their recipe collection!  Scarpaccia is a delicious zucchini tart or flatbread with such fantastic flavors – we would eat this dish every week if we could! Scarpaccia is a dish that originates from the Tuscan coastal areas around Viagreggio, an […]

Summer Squash Spaghetti Ricotta Pie

Today’s recipe for Summer Squash Spaghetti Ricotta Pie is summertime comfort food. I also love that it’s a one-dish meal that the entire family will love! Inspired by a newspaper clipping from The Boston Globe that I’ve saved for years, this Summer Squash Spaghetti Ricotta Pie is also a wonderful way to enjoy summer garden […]

Baked Zucchini Fries

I still remember the first time I ate Zucchini Fries! I was attending graduate school in Boston back in the 1990’s, and my friends and I often ate at a restaurant called Division 16 which was located right around the corner from our school in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. It was a popular student hangout […]

Best Zucchini Bread Ever

PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! A few weeks ago, my husband Jack returned from a business trip singing the praises of some delicious zucchini bread that one of his co-workers named Troy had brought to the meeting to share with everyone. It was a homemade zucchini bread baked by Troy’s wife Lannette – and Jack said […]

Vegetable Chili

Today we’re sharing a perfect, delicious recipe to feed a crowd – and another great way to cook with in-season, summer vegetables! I’ve made this fantastic Vegetable Chili so many times over the years that the binder of my well-worn copy of this cookbook is cracked and automatically falls open to the page where the […]

Zucchini and Eggs {Cocozelle}

My husband Jack is back today to tell the story behind this recipe for Zucchini and Eggs – or as his Italian family called it Cocozelle. Here is Jack in his own words: Zucchini and Eggs is a simple, classic Italian dish and it is often served when summertime’s garden zucchini is plentiful.  Looking around […]

30+ Recipes For Your Garden Zucchini

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Contrary to what the popular song may lead you to believe, it’s not Christmas in July, it’s garden zucchini season! We’ve got more than 30 delicious zucchini recipes to help you make the most of the bounty from your garden, so browse, pin, and print to your […]

Orange Zucchini Cookies

I’ve been dreaming about these delicious Orange Zucchini Cookies ever since last summer! My husband Jack originally made these light and perfectly sweet cookies as a test batch when our garden was overflowing with zucchini. They were so good – we ate them all before we had a chance to photograph them to share here […]

Zucchini Corn Bread with Bacon

Depending on where you live – the glut of zucchini growing in your garden is already going strong! And with sweet summer corn in season too – what would be better than this Zucchini Corn Bread with Bacon! Like it does in just about any other kind of baked good – adding shredded zucchini to […]

Tuscan Zucchini with Tomatoes, Garlic & Mint

I have to say – I love authentic Italian cuisine because of the way that simple, fresh ingredients are combined together into one fantastic dish!   And this Tuscan Zucchini with Tomatoes, Garlic & Mint is a perfect example of that cooking approach. Ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen – fresh zucchini, garlic, canned […]

Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread

We first made this Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread last summer when our crop of zucchini was exploding out in our garden! But thanks to the year-round availability of zucchini at the supermarket – this hearty and delicious bread can be made any time inspiration strikes! This whole wheat zucchini bread is wonderfully dense – but […]

Zucchini, Ham and Rice Skillet

This Zucchini, Ham and Rice Skillet is a hearty and filling meal that cooks up in minutes – perfect for when schedules get busy, or when you just don’t want to spend a lot of time and effort cooking! When my husband Jack first made this delicious recipe, it reminded me of a heartier version […]

Zucchini Fritters

THE ZUCCHINI…it just keeps coming! But when all of that fresh, garden-grown zucchini turns into these fantastic Zucchini Fritters, you won’t catch us complaining! I’ve mentioned before that Jack has been digging through my mother’s old recipe box and the latest recipe he decided to try was her fritter recipe. But – with the addition […]

Apple Zucchini Crumb Bars

It might surprise you to discover that cooked, sliced zucchini is remarkably similar in texture to baked apples – and that was the idea behind today’s recipe for Apple Zucchini Crumb Bars! Like so many of you – we’re still cooking our way through this summer’s bountiful harvest of garden-grown zucchini. But Jack and I […]

Zucchini Parmesan

The glut of zucchini coming from our garden this year is slowing down a bit – and we’ve also been trying to keep ahead of it by picking the zucchini when they are small in size and tender! But – inevitably – we’re still finding an occasional zucchini that has grown to caveman club-sized proportions […]

Italian Zucchini Bread

Hey there… Do you mind if we share ANOTHER zucchini recipe with you this week? (I promise, it won’t be all zucchini, all the time moving forward – and this is a really good one!) If you are like us, you’ve got a ton of zucchini growing in the garden so you might be looking […]

Zucchini Brownies

If you follow us over on Instagram, then you might have seen me post a photo last week of some of the zucchini that we’ve started to harvest out of our garden! That photo was just the first batch and already we’ve picked more – including two baseball bat-sized zucchini that were hiding under the […]

Zucchini Butter

The name of today’s delicious recipe – Zucchini Butter – is admittedly slightly misleading!  This amazing spread is really much more about perfectly seasoned, cooked-until-it’s-tender zucchini than it is about butter. This zucchini butter recipe is one of our favorite ways to enjoy the abundance of zucchini that we now have growing in our garden!  […]

Zucchini Tomato Risotto

It’s January – and like so many other people at this time of year, my husband Jack and I have both made some New Year’s resolutions! We’re both trying to live a healthier lifestyle – exercising more (no excuses – we have a treadmill and weights in our basement) and eating more fruits and vegetables […]

White Vegetable Lasagna

Today we’re sharing one of my favorites from my husband Jack’s old playbook full of recipes from his former food service days!  This White Vegetable Lasagna was a popular dish and served quite often every place he worked. And for me, this white vegetable lasagna is the perfect end-of-summer meal!  It’s a combination of tender […]

Israeli Couscous Salad with Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables

We are absolutely loving the fresh veggies at our local farmer’s market right now, and this Israeli Couscous Salad with Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables is the perfect way to enjoy in-season vegetables! A medley of asparagus, zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, red bell pepper, and onion are roasted in the oven until caramelized, and then tossed along […]

Vegetarian Stuffed Zucchini

Our Vegetarian Stuffed Zucchini is a great way to use the abundant amounts of zucchini that everyone seems to be growing in their gardens this summer! Fresh zucchini are cut and stuffed with a super flavorful mixture of Parmesan and Romano cheeses, Panko bread crumbs, red bell pepper, mushrooms, and sautéed onion and then baked […]

Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera is a delicious way to eat the fresh vegetables that are becoming abundant in local supermarkets at this time of the year.  The term ‘primavera’ or ‘la primavera’ means the season ‘spring’ in many of the Romance languages, and I can’t think of a better way to eat fresh, seasonal spring vegetables! Our […]

Zucchini Spaghetti

This simple recipe for Zucchini Spaghetti is super quick to prepare.  It’s perfect for those nights when you don’t have a lot of time to cook dinner for the family, but still want to serve something healthy and delicious. We’ve cut the zucchini into long, thin strands (that’s where the spaghetti name comes in!) – […]